Excellent storytelling


I had this mental picture of Nico summoning ink-like shadows and disappearing  into them, so I made this really short animation to give it a try ! 

The shadows were created from this free footage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71NVwY1J2ws&feature=c4-overview&list=UULxBCkZTCrdxw4qh1iz6F5Q . The video is web compressed so the quality isn’t so good, sorry about that. 

I guess one could say I’m slightly Nico-obsessed at the moment ;P


Literally the best bromance to ever bromance






Watch the whole talk here»

Almost 20 years ago, writer Andrew Solomon fell into a deep depression. In this talk from TEDxMet, he speaks eloquently and openly about his struggle with “the family secret we all share,” but that no one wants to talk about. If you are a human or know a human, you have to watch this talk, but — be warned — you might just find yourself in tears.

I could not have said this better.

Spot on.

Just reading the captions has me in tears. God knows what the whole talk would do to me. But I suspect it would all be resonant. Terribly, horribly resonant.

So true.



Please take a moment and watch this video.

Holy shit







Harry was the favorite kid and he wasn’t even an official part of the family

Because Molly knows exactly how the Dursleys treat him. There’s no way Ron wouldn’t tell her. And Molly Weasley is a Mother. She gets a capital M because she is goddamn phenomenal at what she does. When she hears Harry Potter is on the train to Hogwarts in Book 1, her reaction isn’t to be starstruck. It’s to say “that poor dear had to come here all on his own.” Molly Weasley loves harder than anyone. She loves like it’s her sole reason for being. And when she hears there’s a poor boy who has never known love his whole life… how could she not?

In Year One Molly Weasley knit Harry a Weasley family sweater and made him homemade chocolate so he would have something to open on Christmas DON’T TOUCH ME

could I also just add that kids from abusive households tend to assume that yelling is directed at them and/or it heralds something bad for them so she’s making extra sure that he knows that this is not his fault and she’s not actually mad at him.

Also look at his reaction, he tenses and looks to Ron and the Twins for support.


“The laws of our people are absolute,” Oberon warned. “Summer and Winter share many things, but love is not one of them…”


Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman call Oprah on ‘Late show’



this makes me so happy

Im’ Just going to drop this here

And This


Dear Ringers and Tolkienites,

I’ve just found out through his owner’s Facebook page that Blanco, better known to all of us as Shadowfax, has passed away. He became very ill in late March and after two weeks at a veterinary hospital for horses, he was finally put to sleep. Cynthia, his owner, who loved him dearly, did all she could and was with him when he went. She is in a very difficult place now, having lost her good friend and having to pay for his medical bills. 

I think it’s safe to say that the Tolkien community has been touched by this beautiful boy. He was everything we imagined Shadowfax to be, and a wonderful friend to Cynthia. She has set up a fundraiser to help pay for his treatment bills, as she’s having trouble financially dealing with other issues. If you have anything to spare, please donate to her, out of love and memory for this beautiful horse, who will live on forever in our hearts. 

Rest Easy, Blanco. Thank You. 

[Show Your Love For Shadowfax fundraiser]

[Cynthia Royal’s Facebook]

[Blanco’s Facebook Fan Page]



depression is when you don’t really care about anything

anxiety is when you care too much about everything

and having both is just like what

Having both is staying in bed because you don’t want to go to school and then panicking because you don’t want to fail. Having both is wanting to go see your friends so you don’t lose them all, then staying home in bed because you don’t want to make the effort. Having both is insanely hard and sucks to deal with.


Heroes <3

artwork by SakimiChan on deviant art.



Remember when Terry played the Joker like a fiddle cause I sure do

Joker status:
[ ] Told
[ ] Told like a bitch
[X] Batman: The Brave And The Told



“I should close my eyes to everything going on in this town, because if I don’t someone I love will die, and it will be my fault.”

“Someone’s already dead.” Claire looked at her hands as if there was blood still on them, scarlet embedded in her nails. “Jared Lynburn is dead. Didn’t you love him?”

Kami felt as if her mother had lifted one of those hands and hit her. “I thought the question was, did I kill him?”

“Didn’t you kill him?” Mum asked. “Who else would he have died for?”

i trust not your words Rees Brennan